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TI delivers industry's most integrated ZigBee® single-chip solution with an ARM® Cortex™-M3 microcontroller (MCU) for smart

 TI delivers industry's most integrated ZigBee® single-chip solution with an
 ARM® Cortex™-M3 microcontroller (MCU) for smart energy infrastructure, home
          and building automation, and intelligent lighting systems

-Integrated MCU, memory and hardware security engine in silicon for scalable,
simplified designs

-Support for ZigBee Smart Energy™ and ZigBee Home Automation™ and ZigBee Light
Link™ standards

-Flexible development with standards-based ZigBee PRO, ZigBee IP, IEEE
802.15.4 and 6LoWPAN IPv6 networks

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 14, 2013

DALLAS, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --To simplify the development of ZigBee^®
wireless connectivity-enabled smart energy infrastructure, home and building
automation and intelligent lighting gateways, Texas Instruments Incorporated
(TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the availability of the CC2538
system-on-chip (SoC). The industry's most integrated ZigBee solution, the
CC2538 is cost-efficient with an ARM^® Cortex^™-M3 MCU, memory and hardware
accelerators on one piece of silicon. The CC2538 supports ZigBee PRO, ZigBee
Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation and lighting standards to deliver
interoperability with existing and future ZigBee products. The SoC also
supports IP standards-based development using IEEE 802.15.4 and 6LoWPAN IPv6
networks for maximum flexibility. For more information on the CC2538,
available development kits and Z-Stack™ software please see:
www.ti.com/cc2538-pr.

"The dynamic nature of smart energy, home automation and lighting systems
require performance and flexibility to meet the varying memory, security and
standard support needs of manufacturers," said Mark Grazier, program manager,
Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "The CC2538 is truly a unique product in
the market with its integration and support of ZigBee and other IP-based
standards like 802.15.4 and 6LoWPAN IPv6."

Additional features and benefits of the CC2538:

  oEfficient processing for centralized networks and reduced bill of
    materials cost through integrated ARM Cortex-M3 core
  oSupport smart energy infrastructure applications with scalable memory
    options from 128K to 512K Flash
  oSustain a mesh network with hundreds of end nodes via integrated 8K to 32K
    RAM options that are pin-for-pin compatible for maximum flexibility
  oEnable a secure, fast bring-up a system while using less energy through
    AES-128/256, SHA2 integrated hardware encryption engine, optional
    ECC-128/256, and RSA hardware acceleration engine for secure key exchange
  oOptimized for battery-powered applications using only 1.3uA in sleep mode
  oTemperature operation up to 125 degrees Celsius
  oSupport fast digital management—no interfaces are required externally or
    between system-on-chip components

Full information on the CC2538 SoC can be found in the data sheet.

Development tools and software
The CC2538 development kit (CC2538DK) provides a complete development platform
for the CC2538 allowing users to see all functionality without additional
layout. It comes with high-performance CC2538 evaluation modules (CC2538EMK)
and mother boards with an integrated ARM Cortex-M3 debug probe for software
development and peripherals including an LCD, buttons, LEDs, light sensor and
accelerometer for creating demo software. The boards are also compatible with
TI's SmartRF™ Studio for running RF performance tests.

The CC2538 supports current and future Z-Stack releases from TI and over the
air downloads of software for easier upgrades in the field.

Pricing and Availability
The CC2538 comes in an 8mm x 8mm QFN56 package and is available through
authorized distributors for under $3.00 in high volumes. The CC2538 is also
available through TI's free sample program.

The CC2538DK costs $299 and can be ordered on TI's eStore.

Find out more about TI's wireless connectivity solutions

  oTI's ZigBee solutions: www.ti.com/zigbee
  oSee the CC2538 in action: www.ti.com/cc2538-pr-v
  oTI's wireless connectivity solutions: www.ti.com/wirelessconnectivity
  oTI's wireless connectivity guide: www.ti.com/wirelessconnectivityguide
  oConnecTIng Wirelessly blog: www.ti.com/wiconnewsletter-pr
  oMonthly wireless connectivity eNewsletter:
    www.ti.com/connectingwirelessly-pr
  oTI E2E™ wireless connectivity support community: www.ti.com/wicon-forum

ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range
of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The
ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400
members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee
standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading
wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer,
commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

Trademarks
Z-Stack, SmartRF and TI E2E are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other
trademarks belong to their respective owners.

SOURCE Texas Instruments

Website: http://www.ti.com
Contact: Marisa Speziale, GolinHarris, 972-341-2521,
mspeziale@golinharris.com, Patty Arellano, Texas Instruments, 214-567-7828,
parellano@ti.com
 
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